[ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Thu May 31 06:47:20 PDT 2007


You are confusing me with someone else - I never said LD 'stole'. Several 
others in this group have said so, as I recall. RP
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marc Piel" <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear


> Yes I guess it was a "joke" when you said LD stole
> considerably (a lot) but refused to quantify your
> accusation!?
> Marc Piel
>
> Durrell School of Corfu wrote:
>
>> Jokes obviously miss fire on this group.RP
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Marc Piel" <marcpiel at interdesign.fr>
>> To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:49 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear
>>
>>
>>
>>>His name was never "johnny" but "Jules". This
>>>should be particularly important for the americans
>>>amongst you because one of his achievements was
>>>translating Walt Whitman. Great Poet and important
>>>figure of american literature. (Which cannot be
>>>said of some of these posts).
>>>Marc Piel
>>>
>>>Durrell School of Corfu wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Does this mean that in some editions of the Quartet there's a
>>>>poet-soldier called Johnny Laforgue?
>>>>RP
>>>>
>>>>    ----- Original Message -----
>>>>    From: Michael Haag <mailto:michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>>>>    To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca <mailto:ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>>>>    Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:00 PM
>>>>    Subject: Re: [ilds] RG Justine 3.1 Pursewarden and King Lear
>>>>
>>>>    I forget in which volume or when, but at one point Durrell gave an
>>>>    instruction to Faber that all references to Keats should be altered
>>>>    to Laforgue. So much for French symbolism.
>>>>
>>>>    :Michael
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>    On Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at 04:48 pm, slighcl wrote:
>>>>
>>>>        On 5/30/2007 11:29 AM, James Gifford wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>        I think this may be justifiably called a trend. The references
>>>>        to Blake in
>>>>        _Balthazar_ were initially to Keats, yet having a character by
>>>>        the same name
>>>>        was apparently too confusing to manage. My hunch, given 
>>>> Durrell's
>>>>        frequently plays on Shax (ahem...), is that the MacBeth
>>>>        reference was just
>>>>        too obvious, so some fiddling was necessary. I'd argue that any
>>>>        reference
>>>>        to Shakespeare (in particular) is a reference to the oeuvre in
>>>>        general,
>>>>        which may or may not specifically align with the play mentioned
>>>>        or alluded
>>>>        to. Of course, just what Shax meant for Durrell I can't say, but
>>>>        I can
>>>>        imagine far more than one erudite article on the topic... I'm
>>>>        dabbling on
>>>>        some things for _Prospero's Cell_, but nothing I plan to really
>>>>        get into any
>>>>        time soon.
>>>>
>>>>        Thanks, Jamie, and good to hear from you in your travels.
>>>>        Bill--Darley tells us that "a brilliant yellow patch on the dune
>>>>        showed up the cover of a pocket King Lear" (3.1).  You are a
>>>>        bibliographer and a collector.  Does that "yellow patch" spring
>>>>        from anything other than Durrell's imagination?  What pocket
>>>>        edition in yellow boards or covers could Darley/Durrell be
>>>>        recalling?
>>>>
>>>>        "Beloved Elizas"!  Alan G. Thomas would tell us how much it cost
>>>>        to post this to LD if we could still catch him.
>>>>
>>>>        I have just been listening to a wonderful interview that Durrell
>>>>        did with the CBC (1968) in which he declares that he is "a spare
>>>>        parts man"--taking bits and pieces from reality and remaking
>>>>        them as his own.  (For a transcript, see Ingersoll 100.)
>>>>
>>>>        Charles
>>>>
>>>>        -- 
>>>>        **********************
>>>>        Charles L. Sligh
>>>>        Department of English
>>>>        Wake Forest University
>>>>        slighcl at wfu.edu
>>>>        **********************
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